Sacred Cow, Mad Cow

A History of Food Fears

; Jody Gladding (Oversetter)

From the markets of medieval Europe to the slaughterhouses of twentieth-century Chicago, Madeleine Ferrieres offers a colorful and insightful history of how we've decided what not to eat. Ferrieres explores panics, myths, and changing attitudes regarding food as well as various attempts throughout history to ensure food safety. Les mer
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From the markets of medieval Europe to the slaughterhouses of twentieth-century Chicago, Madeleine Ferrieres offers a colorful and insightful history of how we've decided what not to eat. Ferrieres explores panics, myths, and changing attitudes regarding food as well as various attempts throughout history to ensure food safety. She demonstrates that fears of food have been inspired not only by safety concerns but also by cultural, political, and religious prejudices.

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Series Editor's Preface Preface to the American Edition Introduction 1. Forbidden Meats 2. Political Meat 3. The Birth of the Consumer 4. The Vigilant Consumer 5. The Phobia of New Plants 6. Bread on Trial 7. Silent Fears 8. The Pate and the Garden 9. Hungarian Cattle Disease 10. From the Epizootic to the Epidemic 11. The Politics of Precaution 12. The Dangers of Imperfect Metals 12. Health Conflicts 14. Bourgeois Serenity 15. English Cattle Disease 16. The Poisoners of Chicago Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index

Om forfatteren

Madeleine Ferrieres is professor of social history at the University of Avignon.Jody Gladding is a published poet and the translator of several works, including French Gastronomy: The History and Geography of a Passion.